For more information or to register, please visit: https://www.jngi.org/symposium
Theme: Innovation and Design So Every Student Can Graduate
Dates: June 12 - 13, 2023
Venue: Doubletree - Biltmore, Asheville, NC
Gain new knowledge to apply to your work! Choose one focus track to impact Student Success at your institution:
- Teaching and Learning in Gateway Courses
This track is designed to support faculty and staff who teach or will be teaching gateway courses. Gateway courses, once termed barrier courses, are, by definition, often foundational (lower-division or developmental courses that serve as a pathway to credit-bearing courses); high risk (courses that yield higher rates of D, F, W, or Incomplete grades); and have high enrollments within, as well as across, sections (as defined by the institution) (Koch, 2017). Participants will be guided to apply what they learn in the track, as well as in the related concurrent sessions, to create a personal plan for course (re)design.
- First Year
Want to “transform” how the foundations for undergraduate student success are laid?
Participants can expect to learn the concepts and practices that underpin a successful first year comprehensive plan in higher education. They will also explore not only time-tested strategies but how those strategies can be adapted and implemented to meet the needs of today’s diverse student population. The participants will be guided to apply what they learn from the entire experience to create plans for action(s) that they will pursue at their own institutions.
Drawing on scholarship from the Gardner Institute’s recently published book, The Transfer Experience A Handbook for Creating a More Equitable and Successful Postsecondary System, as well as other national sources, track participants will deepen their understanding of ways to create and sustain transfer receptive cultures at their own institutions. The participants will be guided to apply what they learn from during the track, as well as the intentionally connected concurrent sessions, to create a set of plans for one or more innovative transfer transformation actions that they will pursue at their own institutions following the event.
- Analytics, Assessment, and Evaluation
Participants in the Analytics, Assessment, and Evaluation track will gain an understanding of different methodologies to utilize data analytics and visualizations to create the environments that lead to more equitable student outcomes. We plan to engage with participants around use of IPEDS Data, Curricular Analytics, development of leading measures of student success, and other forms of innovative and immediately useful data practices in postsecondary systems.The participants will be guide to apply what they learn from this track, as well as the connected concurrent sessions, to create a set of plans for one or more data analytic transformative action(s) that they will pursue at their own institutions.
Cost: Early Bird Price (Ends February 28, 2023)- $545, Regular Price- $595